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A Hundred Thousand Worlds

Atomic Fiction Series presents
BOB PROEHL and A HUNDRED THOUSAND WORLDS

Thursday, July 28
7PM-9PM. Atomic Books.

Bob Proehl, author of A Hundred Thousand Worlds, will be at Atomic Books to discuss and sign his new novel.

Hosted by Kathy Flann and Benn Ray.

A Hundred Thousand Worlds, already being compared to the much loved Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, is a winning debut about a mother and son on a cross-country road trip through the world of comic-cons, for readers who love the literary-meets-genre pleasures of Lev Grossman, Emily St. John Mandel, or Kelly Link.

Valerie Torrey took her son Alex and fled Los Angeles six years ago--leaving both her role on an X-Files-ish TV show and her co-star husband after a spectacular tragedy blew their small family apart. Now Val must reunite 9-year-old Alex with his estranged father, so they set out on a road trip from New York, Val making appearances at comic book conventions along the way.

As they travel west, encountering superheroes, monsters, time travelers, and robots, Val and Alex are drawn into the orbit of the comic-con regulars, from a hapless twenty-something illustrator to a lesbian comics writer to a group of cosplay women who provide a chorus of knowing commentary. For Alex, this world is a magical place where fiction becomes reality, but as they get closer to their destination, he begins to realize that the story his mother is telling him about their journey might have a very different ending than he imagined.

A debut from an exciting new writer that combines winning characters and emotional heft with a deliciously knowing portrait of the alternate universe of fandom, A HUNDRED THOUSAND WORLDS is at heart a tribute to the fierce and complicated love between a mother and son--and to the way the stories we create come to shape us.

"A work of wit and heart, A HUNDRED THOUSAND WORLDS is for anyone who craves a smart family saga. Especially one with superheroes. I loved it completely." -- Karen Joy Fowler

RSVP (requested but not required)

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Atomic Music Club

ATOMIC MUSIC CLUB

The 1st Tuesday of each month.
7:00PM - 9PM. Eightbar,
Atomic Books.
Hampden, Baltimore.
3620 Falls Rd.

Check the Atomic Books Music Club Facebook Group for more information.

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Eightbar Drawing Club

EIGHTBAR DRAWING CLUB

on hiatus
Eightbar, Atomic Books.
Hampden, Baltimore.
3620 Falls Rd.

Check the Eightbar Drawing Club Club Facebook Group for more information.


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Atomic Reading Club

ATOMIC READING CLUB

The LAST Tuesday of each month.
7:00PM - 9PM. Eightbar,
Atomic Books.
Hampden, Baltimore.
3620 Falls Rd.

Our 2016 reading list.

Check the Atomic Reading Club Facebook Group for more information.

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ATOMIC COMICS KLATCH

The LAST Saturday of each month.
5-7PM. Eightbar,
Atomic Books.
Hampden, Baltimore.
3620 Falls Rd.

Note: You must sign up in advance. 

More info.

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Atomic Fiction Series